Torrid Definition

tôrĭd, tŏr-
torrid
adjective
Dried by or subjected to intense heat, esp. of the sun; scorched; parched; arid.
Webster's New World
So hot as to be parching or oppressive; scorching.
Webster's New World
Highly passionate, ardent, zealous, etc.
Webster's New World
Hurried; rapid.
Set a torrid pace; torrid economic growth.
American Heritage
The definition of torrid is hot and dry or full of difficulty and challenges, or something full of passion and emotion caused by sexual desire.
Very hot afternoon sun in a desert is an example of something that would be described as torrid.
A sexually-charged love affair is an example of something that would be described as torrid.
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Origin of Torrid

  • Latin torridus from torrēre to parch ters- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin torridus, from torrere (“parch, scorch").

    From Wiktionary

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